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Apr 28, 2023 12:53:00 PM12 min read

May Special Events, Dining, Entertainment, Nightlife, Casino Promotions and Resort Deals at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

RENO, Nev. (April 28, 2023) – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) is warming up this May with the reopening of The Pool and Late Night Swim, incredible Kentucky Derby viewing options, exciting new entertainment, decadent dining, the conclusion of the $100,000 Toyota Highlander Giveaway and much more.

Special Events
The Pool | Friday, May 5 The Pool at GSR is set to reopen for the summer season on Friday, May 5. Set amongst stunning views of the Sierra Nevada mountains, The Pool is the perfect place to enjoy the northern Nevada sunshine. The Serenity Level offers private cabanas and loungers so guests can soak up the rays in between dips in the resort-sized pool. The Infinity Level provides an adults-only sanctuary with an infinity pool, hot tubs, cabanas and loungers and can transform into a dayclub experience with VIP bottle service, specialty cocktails and sizzling DJ sets. The Pool also offers a splash pad for the little ones, whirlpool hot tubs and full-service bar with refreshing beverages and delicious dining options.

Race for the Roses Viewing | Sunday, May 6 | Chickie’s & Pete’s
Catch the first race in the Triple Crown series at the No. 1 sports bar in America as voted by ESPN. With over 50 high-definition screens, four video walls and 24 beers on tap, Chickie’s & Pete’s is the perfect destination to soak in every moment of the 149th Kentucky Derby. A full day of heart-pounding horse racing at Churchill Downs begins with Race 1 at 7:30 a.m., and the main event festivities kick off at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Derby Day wouldn’t be complete without Kentucky’s signature cocktail — the mint julep. Visit any bar at GSR to order a special Bulleit Frontier Whiskey mint julep for $9. Plus, guests can use their William Hill Race Card at the William Hill Race and Sports Book to receive a complimentary glass for placing a bet of $20 or more.

Late Night Swim (LNS) | Friday, May 26 at 10 p.m. | The Pool
GSR’s ultimate late-night pool party is returning better than ever. Every Friday night during the regular pool season, Late Night Swim (LNS) will rock The Pool at GSR with a dynamic lineup of the hottest performers and DJs, bottle service presentations and tantalizing drink specials. The party kicks off on Friday, May 26 at 10 p.m. featuring a special performance by DJ Vtech. Daybeds and cabanas are available for reservation based on availability. Admission starts at $20, plus additional taxes and fees. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.

Wine Wednesday | Wednesday, May 3 | Charlie Palmer Lounge
Charlie Palmer Steak Reno invites wine lovers to free tastings of the steakhouse’s latest featured winery, Huneeus Vintners, during the next Wine Wednesday event on May 3 from 4 to 5 p.m. Guests can enjoy an enticing variety of wine selections, including Flower’s Chardonnay, Flower’s Pinot Noir, Leviathan Red Blend and Illumination Cabernet Sauvignon. While sipping on wine, guests can enjoy 50 percent off an array of delicious appetizers featured on the happy hour menu. Plus, special glass and bottle pricing on Huneeus selections will be available throughout April. Guests must be 21 or older. For more information about Charlie Palmer Steak or to make a reservation visit

Mother’s Day Dining Specials | Sunday, May 14 | Charlie Palmer Steak Reno & The Grand Buffet
Charlie Palmer Steak Reno will feature a festive spring menu for Mother’s Day. Enjoy a caprese salad or spring pea risotto for the first course and choose from Patagonian sea bass dashi or grilled herb quail for the entrée. The decadent meal will end with a lemon crêpe cake dessert.

Toast to Mother’s Day with a special brunch at The Grand Buffet. The menu will feature prime rib, citrus salmon, grilled New York steaks, vegetable paella, chicken chilaquiles and baked salmon piccata. Guests can also enjoy a create-your-own crêpe station, a poke bar and a selection of seafood. The Mother’s Day Brunch will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pricing starts at $58 for adults and $29 for children.

Memorial Weekend Buffet | Friday, May 26–Sunday, May 28 | The Grand Buffet
Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with delicious barbecue favorites at the all-you-can-eat buffet at The Grand Buffet. This special will be available on Friday, May 26 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 27–Sunday, May 28 from 4 to 9 p.m. Pricing starts at $53.99 for adults and $33.99 for children.

An Evening with Larry the Cable Guy | Thursday, May 4 at 8 p.m. | Grand Theatre
Everyone’s favorite redneck comedian is bringing his thick southern drawl and snappy blue-collar witticisms to GSR for an evening of laughs. The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-nominated recording artist has toured alongside Jex Foxworthy and Bill Engval and has released a string of successful comedy albums including “Lord, I Apologize” and “The Right to Bare Arms.” Tickets start at $59, plus additional taxes and fees. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Dermot Kennedy | Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m. | Grand Theatre
From his humble beginnings as a street performer to selling out stadiums across the globe, Kennedy expertly balances pop ambition with raw authenticity. The Irish singer/songwriter’s style is characterized by a unique fusion of folk, rock and hip-hop instrumentals accompanied by achingly emotional lyrics that explore universal truths. The rising star has amassed nearly four billion streams across a variety of platforms and has competed for international male solo artist at the BRIT Awards. His latest release, “Sonder” (2022), featured the chart-topping singles “Better Days,” “Something to Someone” and “Kiss Me.” Tickets start at $39.50, plus additional taxes and fees. Doors open at 7 p.m.


Riverdance | Friday, May 19–Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m. | Grand Theatre
Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show is a powerful and stirring reinvention of this international Irish dance phenomenon. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers and the Grammy Award-winning score propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. With three showings, there’s plenty of opportunities to catch this family-friendly performance. Tickets start at $39.50, plus additional taxes and fees. Doors open at 7 p.m.


Lord Huron | Thursday, May 25 at 8 p.m. | Grand Theatre
Revered for producing dynamic folk rock, Lord Huron has crafted a distinct musical identity involving expansive storytelling and intricate character arcs. Accompanied by flourishing lyrics, Lord Huron’s reverb-washed sound unites elements of folk, pop and rock with soundtrack influences, creating a cinematic experience for listeners. The band remains on the forefront of the indie music scene with hits like “The Night We Met,” "Ancient Names (Part I)," "Wait by the River" and "Never Ever." Tickets start at $35.50, plus additional taxes and fees. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Cinco de Drinko | Friday, May 5 at 3 p.m. | The Pool
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The Pool at GSR with frozen margarita and beer specials, $5 tacos and festive beats by DJ Crave from 3 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. For cabana reservations, call 775-789-5399.

DJ Cornetto | Saturday, May 6 at 10 p.m. | LEX Nightclub
DJ Cornetto has garnered a loyal fanbase with his keen ability to blend elements of electronic and house music while simultaneously paying homage to his Latin roots. The versatile artist has performed at some of the most renowned clubs and festivals across the globe, and he is sure to deliver another electrifying set at Reno’s premier nightlife destination. Tickets start at $20, plus additional taxes and fees, and can be found online at

DJ Zilla | Saturday, May 13 at 10 p.m. | LEX Nightclub
This Miami party legend will be spinning the latest hits all night long. With a reputation for high-energy sets, DJ Zilla’s style features elements of hip-hop, R&B, reggae and Latin dance music. Tickets start at $20, plus additional taxes and fees, and can be found online at

Mistah F.A.B. | Saturday, May 20 at 10 p.m. | LEX Nightclub
Emerging amidst the San Francisco Bay Area hyphy movement in the 1990s, North Oakland-based rapper Mistah F.A.B. has released a stream of successful mixtapes, albums, compilations and high-profile collaborations with major players like Snoop Dogg, Too $hort, B.o.B, Chris Brown and Eric Bellinger. Tickets start at $20, plus additional taxes and fees, and can be found online at

Lloyd | Saturday, May 27 at 10 p.m. | LEX Nightclub
Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Lloyd’s collection of R&B anthems include “Southside” and “You” featuring Lil Wayne. The chart-topping artist was also featured on Young Money’s hit single “BedRock.” Throughout his career, Lloyd’s artistry has evolved and matured, but he never fails to deliver an entertaining show. Tickets start at $20, plus additional taxes and fees, and can be found online at

Trivia Night feat. DJ Trivia | Every Monday in May at 7 p.m. | Chickie’s & Pete’s
Guests can flex their trivia skills every Monday in May at the Chickie’s & Pete’s for a chance to score epic prizes – 1st place will receive $100 dining credit, 2nd place will receive four theatre/concert tickets and 3rd place will receive a $40 dining credit. Admission is free.

Vive Fridays | Friday, May 5, 12 and 19 at 7 p.m. | LEX Nightclub
Visit LEX Nightclub for the hottest party in town where popular DJs will be spinning today’s hottest Cumbia, Salsa, Bachata and Reggaetón with some classic hits and dance favorites sprinkled in. Doors open at 7 p.m. with beginner-friendly lessons by Gerson Chaves of Tiempo Latin Dance Company starting at 7:30 p.m. The party will continue at 10 p.m. when the nightclub doors open and Latin and top 40 hits play until last call. Admission is free before 7:30 p.m., $5 from 7:30 to 10 p.m., and $10 after 10 p.m. for guys and free for ladies.

DJ-Hosted Music | Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m. | Crystal Lounge
DJ Rekoh Suave will be spinning classic party tunes at the elegant Crystal Lounge every Friday and Saturday in May at 9 p.m. While jamming out to the live entertainment, guests can enjoy lush furnishings and premium bar service. Admission is free.

Live Music at Chickie’s and Pete’s
Audioboxx | Saturday, May 6 at 10 p.m.
Audioboxx provides a timeless music experience with a wide variety of classic and modern rock, R&B, dance and hip hop. Admission is free.

Steel Breeze | Saturday, May 13 at 10 p.m.
The region’s premier party band will play classic hits and originals that are sure to inspire audiences to get out of their seats to sing and dance along. Admission is free.

Reckless Envy | Saturday, May 20 at 10 p.m.
As versatile as the audience they are performing for, this band is known to perform for a variety of tastes at any given moment. Admission is free.

New Wave Crave | Saturday, May 27 at 10 p.m.
New Wave Crave is a group of talented musicians who have come together to create a truly authentic '80s new wave experience. Admission is free.

Players don’t want to miss out on becoming a member of the Infinity Rewards program. Cardholders are eligible to receive unique benefits at both GSR and SAHARA Las Vegas, receive personalized offers and enjoy one-of-a-kind access to everything the resorts have to offer.

$100,000 2023 Toyota Highlander Giveaway | Friday, March 31 to Saturday, May 27 | Casino Floor
Hit the casino floor this spring for a chance to win a brand-new 2023 Toyota Highlander or $25,000 cash. Weekly drawings will take place every Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m. during the earning period — five names will be called at each drawing to play the Board Game for a chance to win up to $1,000 in free play or an automatic qualifying position for the grand finale taking place on Saturday, May 27. All the action culminates with the grand finale at 10 p.m., where all of the advancers, plus at least one additional randomly selected guest, will play the grand finale game for a chance to win the 2023 Toyota Highlander or $25,000 cash.

Receive one additional drawing entry for every one base points earned during the promotional period, plus Infinity Rewards members earn double entries each Monday during the promotion. Drawing entries must be activated by swiping at any promotional kiosk within one hour of each drawing time. All drawings are virtual drawings. Guests must be present to win and will have three minutes to claim their prize.

$10,000 Mother's Day Slot Tournament | Sunday, May 14 | Tournament Area
Infinity Rewards members can win up to $3,000 during this special slot tournament. Participants may play one or more two-minute sessions anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Scores will be ranked from highest to lowest with the top 100 scores winning a portion of the prize fund. Infinite, Iconic, and Legend participants must swipe their Infinity Rewards player’s card at any promotional kiosk to receive their one free entry voucher. Elite, Premiere and Select Infinity Rewards members must print the entry voucher at any promotional kiosk after earning 25 base points.

Spring Resort Getaway Sale | Available through Wednesday, May 31
Experience grand luxury at Reno’s Best Overall Gaming resort with an impressive range of quality amenities and services. Stay on select dates through Wednesday, May 31 to receive 30% off on luxury stays. Every stay includes access to award-winning dining at Restaurant Row, entry to the hot tubs and fire pits, free parking, valet and shuttle service, and a flexible cancellation policy. Book before Sunday, April 30 to take advantage of this incredible offer. A minimum two-night stay is required. For more information or to book a reservation visit

The Spa Spring Specials | Available through Wednesday, May 31
Experience relaxation, rejuvenation and renewal at The Spa at Grand Sierra Resort with signature massages, nourishing skin care rituals, revitalizing pedicures or manicures and world-class salon services. Guests can select from a variety of refreshing spring spa specials, including the Spring Relaxation Package, which includes a 50-minute grand signature aromatherapy massage and a 50-minute citrus nectar pedicure for $225 per person. For a full list of spring spa specials or to book an appointment, call 775-789-2186 or visit

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